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 Mountain Views News Saturday, July 30, 2011 


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JUNE/JULY 2011 - 



Monday: Closed July 4th 12 noon: Intervale 
Lunch Café: Come enjoy a hot meal with others. 
Donation for seniors (60+) of $2.00; visitors 
$3.75. Please call 355-0256 to make your daily 
reservation. 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm: Strength training 
with Lisa Brandley. FREE class of stretching 
with light hand weights while you sit.

Tuesday: 2nd Tuesday of each month FREE 
blood pressure checks by Methodist Hospital; 
11 am to 12 noon 12 noon: Intervale Lunch 
Café; daily reservations needed 355-0256 1:30 
pm to 3:30 pm: BINGO; cards are only 25 cents 
each so stop by & play 5:30 pm to 7 pm: Yoga; 
$7.00 - 50 & over. Please call 355-5278 for more 

Wednesday: 11 –11:45 am: Balance Class with 
Teryl. FREE class designed to improve balance 
& refresh the joints 12 noon: Intervale Lunch 
Café; daily reservations needed 355-0256 2nd 
Wednesday of the month: FREE Legal Consultations: 
10-11:30 am. Appointments call 355-
7394 Wii Wednesday - 1:00 pm or call the senior 
desk at 355-7394 to arrange another time 
& day to learn how to play. No previous experience 
or skills required and it is great exercise.

Thursday: 12 noon: Intervale Lunch Café; daily 
reservations needed 355-0256 1:00 to 3:30 
pm: Game Day. Join us for Poker with Bridge 
on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays; so please call for 
more information. 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Yoga; 
$7.00 - 50 & over. Please call 355-5278 for more 

Friday: City Hall Closed on June 17, July 1, 15 
& 29

12 noon: Intervale Lunch Café; daily reservations 
needed 355-0256

Saturday: 11:30 am: Senior Club brown bag 
lunch and BINGO at 12:30 pm. Starting July 16 
the Senior Club will meet at the Senior Apartments 
- 70 Esperanza Ave., Sierra Madre 

Just about everyone knows about the benefits of 
walking. If you think about it, a walk every day in 
the morning and evening would go a long way in 
promoting lifelong health. Sure, the mini marathons, 
Mt. Wilson Trail Race, and hot yoga are all 
good, but they require additional effort to keep up 
over time. A morning walk seems so natural, so 
organic. So, why is it that we haven’t become a 
nation of walkers? Not heroic enough?

For many years, we have held our Inner Vacation 
Workshop here in Sierra Madre. It is based 
on a simple formula, encouraging great health 
with these three things: a morning walk, a clean 
and nutritious diet, and three weekly meetings 
designed to inform and inspire. In short, WEM 
(walk, eat and meet) demonstrates a roadmap 
for a life of involvement and vitality. Although 
all three parts contribute to the experience, the 
walk has unique qualities that give the other two 
a place to ground. It is within walking that movement 
occurs, people come together in a non-
threatening way, and friendships are forged. It is 
virtually impossible to come back from a walk as 
the same person who embarked.

There are some tenets that bear sharing here. 
For one, strolling and walking are two different 
things. A vigorous walk, while beneficial in 
many ways, can exclude the body-centering experience 
of a slower and more deliberate pace. 
The former is more focused on the process of 
pushing the body, while the latter yields an 
awareness of the environment. During our Inner 
Vacation, we emphasize a slow, relaxed pace, a 
reigning in of the “horse race” inclination.

I’d like to share a few tips about walking that 
others have shared with me:

One of the difficult aspects about walking is 
that we have to get up and do it! When we don’t 
have anyone to walk with, it’s easy to get out of 
the habit. Create a group, like my friend Linda 
has with her friends, who meet regularly at our 
local arboretum. 

If you are stopped by the thought of having 
to walk too far, walk for a certain time period. 
For example, walk for twenty minutes, then turn 
around and return. 

Don’t make a big deal out of it. When you were 
a kid, you didn’t think twice ~ recapture the simple 
joy of going outside. 

If you are seriously disinclined to get moving, 
start with a simple cross-crawl exercise: Standing 
in place, lift your left leg and right arm together. 
Replace them, and lift your right leg and left arm 
together. Walk in place this way for a few minutes, 
watching that you don’t begin to lift the right arm 
and right leg together (the same-side arm and leg, 
in other words). Do this three or four times a day. 
It’s good for firing up the inclination to walk, for 
your coordination, even for your brain!

Simple, easy for most of us, and a joy ~ walking 
is the heart and soul of good health.

Enjoy your week,

Dr. John


1 cup corn 

1/2 cup diced red onion 

1 cup peeled, chopped jicama 

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely 

1 lime, zested and juiced 

2 tablespoons sour cream 

2 tablespoons cayenne pepper 

1 tablespoon ground black pepper 

2 tablespoons salt 

6 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

12 corn tortillas, warmed 

Dr. John Talevich, D.C. has practiced in Sierra Madre 
for thirty years. His clinic, LifeWorks! Chiropractic, 
offers patient-specific approaches to the alleviation of 
pain and individually tailored wellness programs. 


Preheat grill for high heat. 

In a medium bowl, mix together corn, red onion, 
jicama, red bell pepper, and cilantro. Stir in lime 
juice and zest. 

In a small bowl, combine cayenne pepper, ground 
black pepper, and salt. Brush each fillet with olive 
oil, and sprinkle with spices. 

Arrange fillets on grill grate, and cook for 3 
minutes per side. For each fiery fish taco, top 
two corn tortillas with fish, sour cream, and corn 

This can also be done in a pan instead of on the 
grill. Use cooking spray to coat pan and cook 
about 2 minutes until flaky, turning once.

July Birthdays

Shahrzad Azrani, Eunice Banis, 
Betty Barlow, Cindy Barnard, Jeanne 
Borgedahl, Janet Cox, Christine Durfort, 
Betty Hansen, Dorothy Montgomery, Beth 
Pancoska, Janet Swanson, Linda Thunes, Barbara 
Watson, Anthony Gheezo, Joanne Gheezo, 
Martha Griffin, Beverly Turko,



 Exploring Long Beach - Beat the summer

heat by spending the day in Long Beach 
and enjoying lunch on the historic Queen 
Mary - 8:30 am to 4 pm.

 Cost per person is $44 - this includes 

deluxe coach transportation, driver’s tip, 
exploring Long Beach and lunch on the 
Queen Mary.

 Reservation for this excursion will open 
on June 30th either by visiting the

Recreation Center in person or going online 


John M. Talevich, D.C. 

CHIROPRACTIC: Simple, Elegant, Effective

31 S. Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024


Meals are delivered to home-bound 
seniors by volunteer drivers through 
the YWCA Intervale Lunch Program 
M-F (with frozen meals for the weekend.) 

Meals are delivered to the home-bound seniors 
by drivers through the YWCA Interval Lunch 
Program M-F (with frozen meals for the 


 Call the YWCA at (626) 214-9460 for more 

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some 
good resources to help job hunting seniors? I’m 60 
years old and have been out of work for nearly six 
months now and need some help. What can you tell 
me? Seeking Employment Dear Seeking,

The tough employment market over the past few 
years has been particularly hard on people over the 
age of 55. Fortunately, there are a number of online 
tools and in-person training centers scattered 
across the country today that can help. Here’s what 
you should know. 

 In-Person HelpA good first step to get help 
finding a job is at a Career One-Stop center. 
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, 
these are free job resource centers that can help 
you explore career options, search for jobs, find 
training, write a resume, prepare for an interview 
and much more. There are around 3,000 of these 
centers located throughout the country. To find one 
near you, call 877-348-0502 or go to careeronestop.

 Depending on your financial situation, another 
program that may help is the Senior Community 
Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Also 
sponsored by the Department of Labor, SCSEP 
offers access to training and part time job 
placements in a wide variety of community service 
positions such as day care centers, senior centers, 
governmental agencies, schools, hospitals, libraries 
and landscaping centers. To qualify, participants 
must be over 55, unemployed and earning less than 
125 percent of the federal poverty level – $13,600 a 
year. Unfortunately, 2011 federal budget cuts have 
significantly reduced this program funding, but 
it’s still a viable option. To learn more or locate a 
program in your area visit 
or call 877-872-5627. 

 In addition to the national resources, some states, 
communities and local nonprofit organizations 
may offer their own senior employment programs. 
For example, in certain areas in Indiana, Louisiana, 
Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, 
Texas, Vermont, Washington state and Wisconsin 
there are Aging Worker Initiative programs to 
help local job seekers 55 and older. To find out if 
your community offers any locally-based senior 
employment programs, contact the Area Agency 
on Aging – call 800-677-1116 or see www.eldercare.
gov to get your local number. 

AARP WorkSearchAnother resource that offers 
free job help is the AARP Foundation WorkSearch 
Virtual Job Coach program. This is a volunteer-
run program that helps any job-seeker (you don’t 
need to be an AARP member), age 40 and older, 
by connecting you with a trained volunteer to help 
you search for jobs and get training. The coaching 
is typically done via e-mail or over the phone. Call 
877-659-0969 or visit to find 

 In addition, AARP also offers a jobs search engine 
that you can access at Or, if you want 
in-person assistance, AARP has 23 WorkSearch 
facilities around the country that provide free face-
to-face help. To search for a facility, contact your 
state AARP office. See or call 888-
687-2277 for contact information. 

Online ResourcesThere’s also a wide array of 
online employment networks that can help you 
connect with companies that are interested in hiring 
older workers. One of the best is retirementjobs.
com, which offers a job search engine that lists 
more than 30,000 jobs nationwide from companies 
that are actively seeking workers over the age of 50. 
It also provides job-seeking tips and advice, helps 
with resume writing and allows you to post your 
resume online for companies to find you. 

Some other 50-plus job seeking sites worth 
a look are, workforce50.
(a site devoted to retired government employees) 
and (an online recruitment firm 
that connects retired scientists, developers and 
engineers with companies that offer consulting 

Start a BusinessIf you’re interested in starting 
a small business but could use some help 
getting started, turn to the U.S. Small Business 
Administration which offers tips, tools and free 
online courses that you can access at Also 
see a nonprofit association that provides 
free business advice for entrepreneurs.

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. 
Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.
org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today 
show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.


Methodist Hospital will host 
Senior Blood Pressure Screenings on 
the second Tuesday of each month 
from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the 
Community Center. Take advantage 
of this free program, which is open to 
all seniors 50 years of age and older. 
High blood pressure does not have 
any symptoms or outward signs and 
can lead to life-threatening conditions 
which can become fatal if left 
undetected. For additional information 
regarding this program, please contact 
the Community Services Department 
at (626) 256-8246.



Tickets can now be purchased at:

Sierra Madre City Hall

Sierra Madre Recreation Center

Sierra Madre Library


Join the Senior Community 

at the 

Sierra Madre Recreation 

 for a FREE presentation. 
Lunch is available for a 

$2 donation 

Call (626) 355-0256 by 

12 noon the day before. 

Pasadena Highlands, an independent and 
assisted living community, is proud to provide 
a special gift basket on the first Tuesday 
of each month. Accredited In-Home nursing 
care will provide a special prize on the 4th 
Tuesday of each month. Bingo takes place 
every Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the Sierra Madre 
Recreation Center while the Hart Park House 
is under remodeling. The game begins at 
1:30 pm but those wishing to play must arrive 
10 minutes before to secure your Bingo 
cards. Join us on the 1st & 4th Tuesday of 
each month 

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